Over the years, Usain Bolt has made no secret of his love for Manchester United—and his desire to represent the team on the field.
Speaking in an interview with MUTV, the fastest man in the world spoke fondly of the time he was invited onto the field at Old Trafford and mentioned a conversation with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in which he was invited to train for the team.
Bolt remains keen on having a trial with United and cheekily stated that he is good enough to earn a five-year contract:
In my mind, I think I should do a trial and see if they would say, “All right, come on in,” or if they would say, “No, you are not any good.” I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the plays.
So I think if I do a trial, then they would say, “You know what, here is a contract for five years! You are 30 years old, here’s a five-year contract. Let’s just do it!”
It seems unlikely that Bolt will swap his spikes for studs, but you have to admire his perseverance.